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In the film Dog Soldiers by Neil Marshall, the following dialogue occurs between two characters:

Where is Spoon?

There is no Spoon

The Spoon referenced in the dialogue was one of the characters in the film who was eaten by werewolves.

Was this a deliberate reference to The Matrix?

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Of course it is. The film contains many references to other movies. The Searchers chief among them. – user5421 Jul 15 '13 at 5:08
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According to the Wikipedia page for the movie, the director, cast and crew commentary on the DVD confirms that:

The film contains homages to H.G. Wells, the films The Evil Dead, Zulu, Aliens, The Matrix and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

That means that the dialogue mention by you is directly referring to The Matrix.

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This doesn't answer the question, only provides a list of other movie references within the movie. – TylerShads Jun 5 '12 at 12:02
@TylerShads he asked was this a deliberate reference to the Matrix film with Neo and Morpheus? then lines from wiki clearifying it by yes. – Ankit Sharma Jun 5 '12 at 12:28
I think what TylerShads is getting at is: there's no confirmation that these EXACT lines were definitely, YES, THE reference to The Matrix, merely that the commentary confirms there ARE references. Given the similarities and confirmation of references, I tend to think that the question is answered satisfactorily, but there might still be more references to the Matrix contained within. Finding others COULD make these exact lines a happy coincidence. – Morbus Iff Jun 6 '12 at 13:45
The lines were not a happy coincidence. To learn the movie referenced another movie, and then accidentally referencing probably the most famous line from the movie is highly unlikely. Extremely, extremely improbable. – Meat Trademark Jul 3 '14 at 1:32

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